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Alberto Baraya
Alberto Baraya
Bogotá, Colombia, 1968.

Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National University of Colombia and a PhD in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He began his professional practice in 1992, exploring diverse media such as photography, video and installation. His work is aimed at researching and questioning scientific knowledge and the instruments that legitimize it, that is, expeditions and museums. His actions and works generate discourses of cultural vindication and analysis of the concept of the exotic. His most extensive project, the Herbarium of Artificial Plants, is a proposal that questions the scientific paradigm, post-colonial societies and, at the same time, reflects on everyday aesthetic acts.

Alberto Baraya’s work is represented in the collections of the Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia; Instituto de la Juventud, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia; Tamarind Institute, Alburquerque, USA; The United States Information Agency, USA and the Fundación ARCO Collection, Spain.